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... THE LONDON REVIEW. JANUARY, 1860. Akt. I.--1. The Greek
Testament. By Henry Alford, D.D., Dean of Canterbury. Vol. IV. Part
I. Containing the Epistle to the Hebrews, and the Catholic Epistles
of St. James and St. Peter. Rivingtons. 1859. 2. The Epistle of St.
James, Expounded in Thirty-two Discourses. By R. Stier. Clark.
1859. 3. Der Brief Judd, des Bruders des Herrn, ausgelegl von
Rudolf Stier. Berlin. 1850. 4. Real-Encyklopddie fiir
Prolestanlische Theologie und Kirche. Sechster Band. 1856. Perhaps
no portion of our canonical New Testament has furnished to
criticism so many, so diversified, and so permanent subjects of
contention as the Epistle which bears the name of St. James. It has
been from the beginning emphatically, aud in a very wide sense, one
of the AntUegomena: --spoken against as to its canonical authority,
as to its general character and individual sayings, as to its
harmony with itself and the rest of Holy Scripture. First, the
question of its authorship has given rise to endless theories and
counter-theories; nor can that question be said to have ever been
satisfactorily settled. Closely connected with this difficulty,
though not altogether dependent upon it, is that of its
apostolical, that is to say, its canonical, authority. Hesitation
on this point kept it out of the canon till a late period; aud,
even after the universal Church at length conceded its claims, it
failed to conciliate perfect submission. VOL. XIII. NO. XXVI. U
Admitted slowly, --it would not be right to say reluctantly, --by
the general suffrage, it has always been one of two or three
writings which a certain class of theologians would eject if they
could or dared to do so. Possibly, all this may be in some measure
accounted for by the internal character and difficulties of the .
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